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View Poll Results: Is the thanks button a useful addition to the forum?
Yes- Thanks helps new posters find better info 5 23.81%
No- Thanks is not needed 8 38.10%
Maybe- Thanks is OK, just not on non-technical forums 8 38.10%
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:56 AM
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NOTHING PERSONAL, but, to me, it seems to cater more to the feminine gender.
This is true, and you know what, I LOVE women so it works for me.

It's so funny you should say this because I probably do have more female than male "friends" on there but one of the biggest contributors on there for me is "Fremont Drag Strip" where every day the guy who runs it posts photos or videos of the now long gone local drag strip and it's really cool seeing this stuff everyday. I have a number of car buddies who post the latest projects, kinda like our "What did you work on today" thread. But my old friends, some of them girl friends, I love seeing that stuff and what they are doing in their lives.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:01 AM
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Kudos to you and your daughter, Brian. Two years ago they found out that my youngest son's boy could not write in cursive nor could he read it. That was quite a shock since he was going into High School the next year. More than likely it will be a lost art and thing of the past in the near future.
I have to tell you, other than exposing her to stuff thru museums and such I don't do much of anything with her education, she is the most passionate student I have ever seen. My other three kids, not even close, me, not even close, my wife, possibly I didn't go to school with her. But this little girl, she is one B+ away from straight A's. The note her teacher put on her report card this past quarter, wow, I have never seen anything like it on any report card connected to anyone in my family. Telling me she is a model student and excels in socially and academically, and went on and on talking about how happy she is to have her in her class.

She is doing spectacular in her Volley ball team and now just made the Basketball team, playing her Clarinet, she is blowing me away I'll tell you that!

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:28 AM
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?a clarinet player? - - my first instrument of several that I learned to play was a "licorice stick" - - - I'll bet she gives you a sense of peace about the next generation doesn't she?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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Oh dear God, I mean Alto Sax. LOLOL I was thinking Clarinet because one of my nieces who goes to LSU plays one and was in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! If you have it recorded (we watched it three times on Thanksgiving) she is in the band right after the Pillsbury doughboy.
One of the songs that cracks me up that my daughter did with the band on her Sax was "Smoke on the water". LOL


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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM
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I'll bet she gives you a sense of peace about the next generation doesn't she?
Yeah, she has been remarkable from the second she was born. I have watched four children come into earth and none of the others ever did what she did. The second she popped out of her mommy, umbilical cord still attached, she looked right into my eyes with this amazing passion and amazing communication saying to me "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS, WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED, WHO ARE YOU?". And she has never slowed down. When she was little and had a little baby talk language I used to say one day she will "Cuwre Canswerw".

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:05 PM
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My answer is:
Maybe- Thanks is OK, just not on non-technical forums.

For the same reason that posts in the lounge are not counted on a member's post count; 'Thanks' in the lounge should not be included in their 'Thanks' count.

It would also be useful, in my opinion, if you could click on a member's 'thanks' stats and bring up a list of of posts or threads where they received their 'thanks'.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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My answer is:
Maybe- Thanks is OK, just not on non-technical forums.

For the same reason that posts in the lounge are not counted on a member's post count; 'Thanks' in the lounge should not be included in their 'Thanks' count.
Good point, IMHO.

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It would also be useful, in my opinion, if you could click on a member's 'thanks' stats and bring up a list of of posts or threads where they received their 'thanks'.
Actually, Joe, there is a way to see this.

Go to the member's profile page and click on "Statistics". There you will find posts that were given thanks to him, and posts that he thanked.

GOOD point on how posts aren't counted on the non tech forum like the lounge. Might ought to be the same for thanks.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:33 PM
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Actually, Joe, there is a way to see this.

Go to the member's profile page and click on "Statistics". There you will find posts that were given thanks to him, and posts that he thanked.
Well I'll be dipped......There it is.

THANKS.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:45 AM
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I thought that there would be more response, with "38 permalinks", maybe it isn't that important to people on this site...and if you look at it, that's a good thing...people are giving advice and trying to help other people without needing to be thanked with a counter. Sites like this one help propagate the hobby and make sure that it stays alive and well and ensure that the next generation will not only follow in footsteps but create their own.

That being said, people are still looking for advice, no matter what age...I'm getting up there in age, I don't know everything. I joined to get advice from people that knew newer and better methods, had resources that I didn't know about and experiences that I could draw from. I read old threads and new to get more information and then investigate via internet, advice from local people in the industry and when I feel I understand enough to make an educated decision, I make my choice as to what I'm doing next.

The thank you button is not the do all or end all to determine if the advice your looking for should be taken, but, if the person getting a lot of "thanks" gives what appears to be good advice it is an indicator, and only an indicator as to their competency to give good advice, the rest is up to me.

It's a "thank you" button, sometimes when I've had a day that has had more snags than usual or just need a quick laugh to brighten a dull situation...I think that person who made me laugh should be thanked, it helped me and I want to acknowledge that.

So, do I feel that the "thank you" response button is valid, I vote yes.

And a "Thank You" to Poncho 62 for implementing it.

Best to all.

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:25 PM
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IMHO - the Thanks button should go the way of the Barnstar. If someone feels like thanking me, fine (don't have many nor do I post much nowadays), but they can do it in another post or PM.

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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i think it's silly and if your going to put a thanks button on the forum, there should be a no thanks button too
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:58 PM
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i think it's silly and if your going to put a thanks button on the forum, there should be a no thanks button too

LOL

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:03 PM
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Jon ran the site for many years without it... Don't see where it's really needed.. You want to say thanks.. Then post it..

We are not kids here.. We don't need a star by our name..
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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I pulled this up to see how many people thanked the original poster.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:44 PM
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There are times when I'll read a post and either learn something or appreciate the detail or intent of the post. I'll click the Thanks button.

Technical thread vs. any other doesn't really matter IMO.
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